I just read this quote and absolutely love it !
“If you hear a voice within you say “you cannot paint,” then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced.” ~Vincent van Gogh
I write on the weekends as much as I can. My goal is usually to get at least ten pages done and sometimes the words just flow out of me and before I know I have pounded out twenty five pages (those weekends are rare with five kids standing behind me tapping me on the shoulder going "momma" "momma" "momma"). There are times when that little voice tells me that I should just stop writing, that I am nothing special, that nobody is going to even look at my book, and they sure aren't going to buy it. Well the next time that little voice pops up ... I am going to listen to Mr. van Gogh ! My painting is actually writing ... but by gosh ... I am going to paint !